Article published in:Proto-Indo-European Syntax and its Development
Edited by Leonid Kulikov and Nikolaos Lavidas
[Benjamins Current Topics 75] 2015
► pp. 79–99
Hittite pai- ‘go’ and uwa- ‘come’ as Restructuring Verbs
The present article provides a new syntactic analysis of the Hittite phraseological construction involving the verbs pai- ‘go’ or uwa- ‘come’ and a second finite verb. Most approaches have treated the construction as monoclausal in terms of verb serialization (Garrett 1990). This study will take a different approach, arguing that pai- and uwa- select a phrasal complement. The features that apparently set the construction apart from other cases of embedding in Hittite will be explained as effects of Restructuring (Rizzi 1982), a phenomenon Hittite also exhibits outside of the construction in question. It will further be argued that uwa- functions as a raising verb while pai- functions as a control verb, accounting for the differences in syntactic behavior between the two.
Published online: 16 July 2015
Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y.
Dunkel, George E.
Garrett, Andrew James
Hoffner, Harry A. & H. Craig Melchert
Jaeggli, Osvaldo A. & Nina M. Hyams
Tjerkstra, Françoise A.
van den Hout, Theo
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